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Scorpion tilt-body UAV

Country of Origin: USA


When active, the Scorpion model 100-50 featured Freewing Robotics' tilt-body design, which altered the thrust of the UAV's Rotax 52-hp engine.

Unlike Bell Helicopter's Eagle Eye vertical takeoff and landing UAV, in which the prop rotors tilt while the body maintains a level orientation, the Scorpion's pod fuselage (where the Rotax engine is located) tilted, while the wings maintained a level orientation.

The Scorpion had twin tail booms with rudders angled outward. During takeoff...

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